Faculty Position in Photography at Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont, United States | Part-time


Bennington College seeks a photography-based artist to join the visual arts faculty in a part-time, split position, with year-round benefits. Faculty members at Bennington are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Responsibilities will be concentrated in the spring term (February- May) and include teaching three 4-credit courses, advising, and service to the College. Candidates should have a strong exhibition record and college-level teaching experience in a wide range of photographic techniques (analog and digital) as well as the capacity to teach and integrate the history and theory of photography in their courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity to work well in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment, the ability to coordinate closely with colleagues, and a commitment to developing curriculum that invites the participation of students with a broad range of interests. Candidates should have a terminal degree (MFA) or commensurate experience and a minimum of 3-5 years teaching at the college level.

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We serve a diverse student population, and our faculty and staff also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. Our aim is to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

Candidates should apply online below by submitting the following materials: 

  • Cover Letter: Summarize your teaching experience and professional work, and describe your potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; 
  • Curriculum Vitae: Include exhibitions, reviews, published articles, panels/papers, courses taught, etc.
  • Portfolio: PDF with 20 examples of professional work
  • Artist Statement: Describe your creative and/ or scholarly work
  • Teaching Statement: Include descriptions of three (3) courses you would be interested in teaching at Bennington. You may also include syllabi of past courses taught, but this is not required. 
  • References:  List names and contact information for three references, including both email addresses and phone numbers (if possible) .

Review of applications will begin as they arrive and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by March 31, 2020. Expected start date is February 2021. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.